COMMUNITY RECOGNITION STATEMENT - Holly Burgmann University of Newcastle Business Plan Challenge

Ms JENNY AITCHISON (Maitland)—I would like to acknowledge seventeen-year-old student Holly Burgmann, from All Saints' College Maitland St Mary's Campus, for being in the top three per cent of entrants in the University of Newcastle Business Plan Challenge. The challenge involves creating a business plan with an innovative product or service, or an existing product or service that will be delivered to the market in an innovative way.

This year the university also asked that students consider ethical and sustainability issues in their plans. Holly was also been named in the top 20 in NSW for her business plan called Natural Beauty. The school and her business studies teacher expressed gratitude for Holly's dedication and diligence while working on this task, both at school and at her home. I wish her luck in her future endeavours and believe her continued application to her work will take her far in her life.